We bagged a complete bargain on P&O Eden to Papua New Guinea from Cairns on 16th of September. We had herd so many bad reviews about P&O that we never wanted to do a cruise with them. Well in the time frame that we needed ie September, we didn't have much choice. We noticed a really good deal on Facebook for a suite, so we thought it was worth giving them a try. We didn't expect much, but thought that we'd go in with an open mind.
Well, Pacific Eden is a lovely little ship & she's just had a make over. The suite was huge & the bed was super comfy, the veranda was massive too.
We learn that we coyld get room service for breakfast & afternoon tea. It was fantastic, breaky on our balcony every single morning. Amazing!!
We were also treated to a bottle of sparkling in our arrival, a bowl of fruit & large bottles of water, every day.
We were invited to the captains cocktail party & met the captain. We recieved a picture with the captain sent to our room the next morning.
Also included was complimentary laundry service, so handy!!
We researched & learnt that we should book into the restaurants as soon as we board as you have to book & they fill up quickly. That was quick & easy.
There is 3 different restaurants included, Dragon Lady (amazing) Angelo's (really good) & The Waterfront (that was mostly good) They were beautifully decorated. We did Salt grill (which we paid $49 for)
But It wasn't impressive. It was extra for lobster ($22) which was disappointing, the food was great but took almost 3 hours all up & we found it extremly hot in there, we were quiet uncomfortable. Good for the experience, but wouldn't do it again.
We loved the shows & the parties (Gatsby & white party) they were a lot of fun.
The drinks package was great, we loved the mixology bar the most.
Was extremely quick to get a drink, the bar tenders really looked after us....
There were 450 kids, but they were really well behaved. No issue's at all (we didn't take our kids as the school holiday cruises fill up quick)
The staff were all mostly great, the amount of shops were really good.
We loved our cruise & highly recommend Pacific Eden.
Papua New guinea was great, a real authentic experience that we hoping for. We would definetly go with P&O again. Way cheaper from Cairns too😊
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